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Yunel Escobar

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Angels | Yunel Escobar expected back Wednesday

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:30:01 -0700

Los Angeles Angles of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) is expected to return to the starting lineup Wednesday, June 1, according to manager Mike Scioscia.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar is day-to-day, so his hand injury suffered Monday isn't serious by any means. The Angels' everyday third baseman continues to hit, as he's sporting a .306/.362/.415 slash line with three home runs and 13 RBI. Escobar doesn't run, though, and has minimal power, so he's mainly a boost to your average in deep mixed and AL-only leagues. The counting stats just aren't there with him.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar remains out

Tue, 31 May 2016 16:12:03 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (hand) remains out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 31. 3B Jefry Marte is starting at third base and is hitting fifth against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez.

Fantasy Tip: Even against the up-and-down Sanchez, Marte is a desperation daily pick tonight. The third baseman has a .221 career average and had only four home runs in 33 games a season ago. Look for better options on a day with a full slate of games.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar out Monday

Mon, 30 May 2016 14:19:18 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) is not in the lineup Monday, May 30. SS Gregorio Petit is starting in his place at third base and batting ninth opposite Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar left Sunday's game with a bruised left wrist, so it's no surprise to see him out of the batting order for this evening's contest. This will give Petit a chance, though the 31-year-old is very limited with the bat. Kole Calhoun is also affected by this, as he gets bumped back up into the leadoff spot.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar injures wrist

Sun, 29 May 2016 18:52:43 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (wrist) exited against the Houston Astros with a bruised left wrist Sunday, May 29.

Fantasy Tip: The injury doesn't sound too serious, but stay tuned for an update on Escobar. He doesn't have much pop, but his batting average hovers around .300, making him a solid option in AL-only leagues.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar returns

Sat, 14 May 2016 16:08:33 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (thumb) returned to the lineup Saturday, May 14, and he's hitting leadoff.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar has been a bright spot with a .304-3-9 line. He faces a struggling Hisashi Iwakuma today, and he's a low-end option in DFS.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar sitting out Friday

Fri, 13 May 2016 17:01:16 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (thumb) is not in the starting lineup Friday, May 13. 3B Jefry Marte is starting at the hot corner and is batting eighth against Seattle Mariners SP Nathan Karns. OF Kole Calhoun moves up to the leadoff spot, with OF Mike Trout hitting second and 1B Albert Pujols hitting third.

Fantasy Tip: The Angels expect Escobar to be fine and possibly return to the lineup as early as tomorrow. That makes Marte one to avoid in all formats tonight and moving forward. Escobar has been a productive on-base man for the Angels at the top of the order but doesn't contribute much outside of average for fantasy owners.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar injured

Fri, 13 May 2016 05:08:30 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar (thumb) jammed his thumb going after a ball in the eighth inning Thursday, May 12, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He is considered day-to-day.

Fantasy Tip: As if the Angels needed anything more to worry about, now it appears the left side of their infield is hampered by injury. Escobar had a .301 batting average this season. Considering Cliff Pennington was also hurt Thursday and Brendan Ryan needs to man shortstop, the Angels may be forced to call up top prospect Kaleb Cowart if Escobar has to hit the DL for a length of time. So far no indication of that has been given, but stay tuned. The chances are this is nothing to worry about.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar won't move to shortstop

Mon, 09 May 2016 16:17:43 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar will not be moved to shortstop in the wake of SS Andrelton Simmons' (thumb) injury, according to general manager Billy Eppler.

Fantasy Tip: That would've been nice for Escobar's fantasy value, but you can forget about it. The third baseman has a nice .301 average, but he won't help you in counting stats, especially with little help around him in the Angels lineup. Cliff Pennington should see regular at-bats at shortstop now, but he's strictly depth material in AL-only leagues with a career average of .244.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar settling into leadoff role

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:14:14 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar has a .281/.347/.449 slash line with 10 runs, six doubles, three home runs, seven RBI and eight walks through 98 plate appearances to start the season.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar is a low-end option in deep mixed leagues, but he has upside to score plenty of runs leading off for the Angels, and he is capable of flirting with a .300 batting average. He hit .314 in 2015, after all.

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Angels | Yunel Escobar hasn't struck out

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:34:25 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Yunel Escobar has just five walks and no strikeouts in 47 spring at-bats. He's hitting .468 (22-for-47) with no home runs and four RBI.

Fantasy Tip: Escobar peaked in 2015 thanks to an inflated hit rate with the Washington Nationals. He's now in a weaker lineup and a more pitcher-friendly environment. Don't let his high spring average fool you again. Escobar is, at best, corner infield insurance in cavernous mixed and AL leagues.

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